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, polls close early, 13 electoral votes, 48/47, president obama on top. state of florida, two-point lead for president obama. the state of ohio, most people have seen as the hinge point of this election, president obama's up 51/45. let's look at where the battleground states stand. if you average polls taken on the real clear politics website, of the nine battle ground states romney is only leading in the average of those polls in the two of them, north carolina and florida. the other states, president obama's got a lead. i'm talking about iowa, colorado, new hampshire, ohio, nevada, all states where president obama's doing very well. at least as competitive with romney. if mitt romney wins the states in his base, plus the two where he's leading, he only gets to 235 electoral votes, he needs many more to get elected. president obama would have many more, 303. so what mitt romney's got to do is figure a way to take some of those states away from the president. virginia, florida, ohio, colorado, iowa. that's where the election's going to be decided. mitt romney easily got a hill to climb t
projected off to the northeast of minneapolis. we'll take you a little bit further south, of course florida one of our swing states. and getting messier by the minute across sections of north florida and you can clearly see that that rainfall will make impacts for many of you across sections of the southeast including georgia and into the carolinas. some showery weather also for those of you in the northwest. in terms of tracking the storm system, the nor'easter that we've been talking about, this has clearly been on everyone's mind and we know how important it is to folks who want to get the latest details. once that storm system which is bringing the rain that we just showed you across the southeast begins to lift upward, we are anticipating those impacts to begin wednesday into thursday. and then thursday into thursday night, we will see some wet and wintry weather continuing, but the latest model runs are trending the system a little bit further offshore. back to you. >> thanks, danielle. it is now a sprint to the white house this morning. investors are waiting for a level of uncertaint
to "squawk box" this morning, the race in the battleground state of florida lived up to its billing. that presidential contest is still too close to call. but mary thompson is there. and maybe she's not going to call it for us, but can give us more information on where we are. mary? >> reporter: no, i'm not going to call it, andrew. might not be until this afternoon or possibly 9 to 12 days from now before we know the outcome of the florida vote here. the vote count was called off late last night. miami-dade, which is one of the most populous counties here in florida said it would continue the vote count today. hanging in the balance, 29 electoral votes. but, again, at this point may make little difference. this is where we stand as far as the vote count goes with president obama showing a slight lead over governor romney according to the florida division of elections. now, even if the final results are submitted today, if there is a margin of victory of less than .5%, here in florida, that triggers an automatic vote recount. that has to be completed either after nine days after the
florida home yesterday and charged. cohen gen again was taken aback that federal investigators were involved. the hedge fund founder said he'll keep doing what he does. he's told staff members to just keep their heads down and continue trading as they always do. it is important to note that sac has had great returns in recent years. this year they're north of 10% up side. as a result investors have been very loyal to sac over the years and its capital base has grown. however one funds manager told me this morning that under pressure from some other investors of his own who are uncomfortable with the sac situation, he's been forced to redeem his firm's capital from sac. it is not a large amount and it is very unclear whether other investors will follow suit or not. but at the same time it kind of tells that you this recent set of events is touching a nerve among some investors, and perhaps some employees as well who seem a bit shaken. >> kate, stay with us. we'll bring in greg zuckerman with the "wall street journal." he's been tracking this story closely as well. greg, you've been f
read over the weekend, if romney doesn't win florida, it's almost impossible he can win the presidency almost by adding in any other combination of states. but there's likely to be gridlock in congress on again for another at least two years, possibly four years. if that's the case, either romney or obama will find their ability quite circumscribed. but there are key areas where either administration would follow fairly similar policies and they are related to expiration for oil and gas and production of oil and gas. it's forgotten now that a couple of months before the gulf of mexico disaster, the bp disaster in 2010, obama had opened up substantial areas off the atlantic coast of the u.s. more region ofs of the gulf of mexico and i think the west coast, as well, to exploration efforts. in other words, the obama administration was of the gulf and i think the west coast, as well, to exploration efforts. in other words, the obama administration was committed to increases production to help towards the long term goal of redur reducing energy import independence. that's a sentiment that r
in the high fives and low sixes, so whether you're looking at the national association of home floridas index yesterday, marching up to the best levels since may of '06 or starts and permits, i would have to say that i can't tell you if every region is going to have hot housing market as some of the stories i was reading about in miami, but there seems little doubt at least at this point before everybody starts tackling deductions like home mortgage interest, that it's trying to get a bite and trying to grab. rates kicked up maybe a basis point. dollar index under duress and doing better again, the dollar that is on the yen and that has been one of the big trades last several weeks. back to you. >> rick, thank you. steve liesman is standing by in new york and steve the big thing coming up today has to be when bernanke is going to be speaking. we talked earlier about that. what really do you expect to hear today? >> not unrelated to the report we just got, becky, i think that's a good question because i think bernanke is going to be relatively pleased with what's happened to mortgages. i think
was arrested by the fbi at his florida home this morning. he allegedly got inside information about an alzheimer's drug on trial in 2006 and 2007 being conducted jointly and he passed on that information to said hedge fund resulting in the ill gotten gains and in the process committed securities fraud among other accusations. we'll bring you more details as we have in this news just out this morning and there's a press conference later today at about 12:30. we'll bring you details. >> all right. already a busy month. thank you for that. we'll see you later on today. >>> big box retailer best buy reporting weaker than expected numbers just days before the unexpected start to the holiday season. for how much longer will it cut into profits? you won't want to miss what meg whitman has to say about that quarter and the autonomy write off at 10:40 eastern time. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new gl
. >> alabama and auburn and all those. >> florida. >> the pac-10 or the big ten? i don't know what i'm talking about. who is the competitor to the sec? >> there is no -- there hasn't been a competitor. >> what's the one that rut gger just join some had. >> the big ten. >> on so trying toitor competitor. >> and there are good teams out west. pac-10. oregon is good and ucla and usc. >> by the way, i have to apologize, i don't know if june is watching. she sat by us at the game. she gave me gloves, i'm really sorry, i walked out with them. i gave them to ray who said that he sees you all the time. >> ray rice? >> no, a different ray. i hope that he actually does see her because i gave him the gloves. but tweet me and i'll pay for the gloves. sorry. i feel so bad, i pronled i'd give the gloves back and i walked out with them. >> i guess we should move on. >> probably. >> earlier this week we told you about james gorman's memo to employees, encouraged them to make calls and letters to washington demanding a balanced compromise on the fiscal cliff. today's politico's morning money reports the bank's
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